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New BPI Exam Prep Promises Higher Certification Rate

Guided Self-Study Video Course Helps Home Performance Professionals Worldwide Pass Certification Exams from Building Performance InstituteJ…

Started by Corbett Lunsford in BPI

1 Jul 16, 2013
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Selecting a Water Heater

I am looking at updating the heating and water heating systems in a rental home I recently purchased.  Currently, there is a 4 year old Bur…

Started by Johnny Ritzo in General Forum

15 Jul 16, 2013
Reply by Joe Romero

R-values for Code Performance Path - Fiberglass

A Builder in Michigan was using Rescheck to demonstrate 2009 IECC energy code compliance as part of the permit application process.  I was…

Started by John Kuiper in General Forum

4 Jul 11, 2013
Reply by Robert DV

BPI's Home Performance-Related Data Standards Published as BPI Standards

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is proud to announce that its BPI-2100-S-2013: Standard for Home Performance-Related Data Tr…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

0 Jul 8, 2013

Air Handler Fan Speed

As much as I would like to say I am an expert, I am not when it comes to the actual performance and settings of a residential gas furnace a…

Started by Joshua Lloyd in HVAC

15 Jul 8, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Changing 80 Percent Furnaces to 90+

Can someone weigh in on what's involved to change out an 80 percent furnace (or worse) to a 90 percent (or better)?  In terms of both work…

Started by Melissa Baldridge in General Forum

17 Jul 4, 2013
Reply by Eric Kjelshus

Temperature Control Problems with Vision Thermostats

Temperature Control Problems with Vision Thermostats . The smoking gun is found! Plain old temperature control beats crazy electronic heat…

Started by Tom DelConte in General Forum

5 Jun 28, 2013
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Electrical system data loggers

A few years ago I was shopping for some sort of data logging electrical system monitor and came across some really interesting solid state…

Started by peter chang in General Forum

19 Jun 22, 2013
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Looking for residential building and remodeling experts

Making sure you residential building and remodeling professionals out there are aware of the call for presenters for the Wisconsin Better B…

Started by Anna Svensson in General Forum

0 Jun 18, 2013

June's Stump the Chump: What's Wrong with this Picture?

Come check out BPI's monthly newsletter, Performance Matters! The image below was taken by Matt Schwoegler, a thermographer and infrared in…

Started by Mike Kandel in General Forum

7 Jun 15, 2013
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